Green Building

It goes without saying that the greenest building is the one that is already built. The destruction of an existing building and its replacement with a newly built one will never balance out in terms of energy conservation. It is one of the most wasteful practices of our society. The business of preservation - maintenance and repair of what exists - is the most sustainable of architectural practices.

Specializing in the conservation of adobe structures, Watson Conserves works with traditional materials—earth and wood—that are not only renewable, but are also subject to the minimum of industrial processing compared to such highly processed materials as cement, steel, glass and aluminum. These traditional practices have earned Watson Conserves the reputation of being "Dirt Rich."